Community Meeting with Councilwoman Jennie Robinson Bailey Cove Library 6:30pm August 20, 2018.
August 18, 2018 from 9am to 12pm at Grissom High School- to celebrate and benefit the public schools in District 5.
PARTNERING WITH OUR NEIGHBOR REDSTONE ARSENAL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 7/23/2018
YOUR INPUT MATTERS! You are invited to a public workshop regarding compatibility planning around Redstone Arsenal.
The workshop is part of the ongoing development of the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) to address compatibility planning between Redstone Arsenal and the surrounding communities. The City of Huntsville, in cooperation with Redstone Arsenal and other communities, agencies, and organizations in the region, is preparing a JLUS to address compatibility planning around Redstone Arsenal with the goal of achieving a balance between sustaining and supporting mission needs of Redstone Arsenal and protecting opportunities for community growth, economic vitality, and quality of life.
The JLUS assesses 25 compatibility factors, identifies existing and potential issues, and proposes strategies to address the issues. The compatibility factors include, but are not limited to:
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: City Council Chambers
Madison City Hall
100 Hughes Road
Madison, AL 35758
For more information, please visit www.RedstoneArsenalJLUS.com or contact:
City of Huntsville
Contact: Michelle Gilliam Jordan, AICP, Planning Director
Phone: (256) 427-5411
South Huntsville, has been selected to join a statewide effort to build stronger communities through effective downtown and neighborhood commercial district revitalization. Main Street Alabama, a non-profit organization that uses a national model with a 40-year track record of success, designated the towns after a rigorous application process.
According to Mary Helmer, State Coordinator for the program, Main Street Alabama will immediately begin providing each town with intensive board development, goal setting, work planning, market study with implementable economic development strategies, targeted technical assistance, and quarterly training related to downtown development. “When a community is ready for Main Street, as South Huntsville is, the time tested Four Point Approach ® works,” Helmer said. “It brings jobs, dollars and people back to neighborhood commercial districts.”
Helmer added that the interview panel was impressed by the presentations each applicant made that demonstrated a love of their community, a vision for what they could be, and the drive to make it happen. She noted that South Huntsville demonstrated strong community partnerships, an impressive organizational structure with exceptional leadership, and ability to financially support a program, which made them stand out in the field of applicants.
The announcement made on social media earlier this morning stated:
“Developed starting in the 1950s, the era of the atomic ranch house, mid-century modern architecture reigns supreme in this community and recalls its historic connection to the nearby Redstone Arsenal and the golden era of space exploration. As home to numerous scientists throughout its history, this community’s residents produced scientific advancements that were the envy of the world. Over the past decade this metropolitan area has been Alabama’s growth engine, and this local commercial district has become the preferred daytime destination for 40,000 employees at the nearby Arsenal. Local residents and business owners have done their research and discovered a formula to develop connectivity between its natural resources and business assets, with greenways, river access and a natural preserve. They are ready to apply our UrbanMain Street approach, and we welcome this group of innovators, otherwise known as the South Huntsville Business Association, to our program. We know you will take your community to new heights!”
South Huntsville join and 2 other communities will join Alexander City, Anniston, Athens, Birmingham, Columbiana, Decatur, Dothan, Elba, Eufaula, Florence, Fort Payne, Gadsden, Heflin, Marion, Monroeville, Montevallo, Jasper, Opelika, Oxford and Wetumpka and in using Main Street's comprehensive and incremental approach. Each Designated community listed above reports their success by tracking their reinvestment statistics. Main Street Alabama’s Designated communities have reported 488 net new businesses, 1,932 net new jobs, $282,679,772 in private investment, $74,257,229 in public improvements, and 61,201 volunteer hours in their districts collectively since June of 2014.
Main Street Alabama will continue to add new communities annually. Application Workshops to become a Designated Community will be held again in January 2019. Until then, communities interested in downtown and neighborhood commercial district revitalization can participate in Main Street Alabama's Network.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Want to weigh in on transportation projects in Huntsville?
Now is your chance to tell the City what you think about big work planned for state and federal highways, like Interstate 565 and Memorial Parkway.Huntsville city planners are doing their homework and seeking feedback on projects for the most heavily traveled roads- state and federal highways.
The 2018 Public Participation Plan for Transportation Planning is now available for public comment. It lets the community know about what's in the pipeline and it allows the city to tell the state and the feds how they're engaging the community in order get input on the projects.
“There's a lot of transportation money that flows into the city of Huntsville and the North Alabama region. So it's important for the public to feel like they're invested in how those dollars are getting spent and how we're prioritizing projects,” explained Dennis Madsen, Manager of Urban & Long Range Planning.
Madsen said those projects include improvements to the Parkway and Research Park Boulevard, completing the Northern Bypass, and enhancements to the interchanges at Research Park, as well as the I-565 and Memorial Parkway interchange.
The city wants to ensure that as more jobs and industry are added to the economy, that the infrastructure is ready and able to meet the continued growth.
“These are the ones that really carry a lot of traffic. If you look at the job announcements and see how many jobs are coming to Huntsville, we recognize how the population is going to continue to increase, we know we need to be well in front of road design and planning and implementation to make sure that we accommodate those folks,” Madsen said.
You can view the 2018 Public Participation Plan for Transportation Planning for the Huntsville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization by clicking here.
Printed copies of the plan are available for public review and comment during regular business hours through May 29, 2018 at these locations:
1. City of Huntsville Planning Department, City Hall, 2nd Floor, 308 Fountain Circle, Huntsville, AL 35801
2. Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, Main Branch, Second Floor Information Desk, 915 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL 35801
Submit comments via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huntsville South Civic Association is partnering with Ditto Landing Marina Day June 9, 2018 from 10am to 4pm. This family friendly event is free, open to the public and will have activities for the kids, food and vendors.
If you would like to participate as a craft or small business vendor, please review and complete the vendor registration form attached and submit fees. Vendor fees will be used to support the non-profit Huntsville South Civic Association.
Allowable showcase products include crafts, jewelry, cosmetics, wearables for children and adults, home décor, and the like.
We appreciate your participation and support!
Vendor registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marina-day-at-ditto-landing-tickets-45396243386
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